The Industrial Products Price Index increased by 0,8% in year-over-year terms in Catalonia in November 2016. For large industrial sectors, intermediate goods increased by 1.3% and consumer goods by 0.9%; while equipment goods decreased by 0.2%. On the other hand, by industrial divisions, the most significant increases in prices were registered in the metallurgy; manufacture of basic iron, steel and ferroalloy products (18.0%) %); while the highest decreases registered in the manufacturing diversity industries (−3.6%) and the industries of paper products (−1.6%). During the same period the industrial price index increased by 0.6% when compared to the same month of the previous year.
The Industrial Price Index is a short-term indicator that measures the monthly evolution in the prices of products manufactured by industry during their first phase of commercialisation. Based on data from INE, Idescat makes a tabulation by major industrial sectors.